Friday, November 10, 2006
The funds are flowing in to support the $250,000 needed to purchase land for the new school. This is hugely encouragaing!
At the start of October they started putting the boundary wall around the new 30 acres of land and began the drawings for the new Primary, Secondary and Boarding School construction. They have also started the very long process of getting electricity and water to the site.
On its current three acres, St Jude's already offers impressive facilities. And best of all, these facilities are dedicated for the benefit of the poorest families.
While most schools in Australia have an admissions policy that gives preference to siblings of current students, at the School of St Jude it is the opposite – only one child from each family is accepted. This ensures that the benefits of a good education are spread widely through the community. This is one of the harsh realities in a country where most families subsist on less than $1 a day.